AmericasMart will shine a spotlight on gourmet foods, entertaining and tabletop trends at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. The market is scheduled to be held January 14 to 21, 2020.
“Gourmet and tabletop buyers are coming to Atlanta to source and discover the next must-have styles, tools, techniques and products for their customers,” said Dave Savula, International Market Centers (IMC) executive vice president of Gift and Apparel leasing. “The brands are expanding and updating and their spaces to inspire their customers, and our interactive educational programming provides tips and tools to successfully sell these trending categories.”
According to IMC, more than 150 gourmet and tabletop showrooms will show new product introductions at the market, with top brands opening and expanding their showrooms to highlight exciting new divisions and collaborations. LSA International and Rosenthal Sambonet USA will open a new showroom to showcase introductions in its Versace line; Mackenzie-Childs relocates and expands by nearly 1,000 square feet; Michael Aram is redesigning its space; and Nora Fleming is expanding its space to accommodate new partnerships with Peeps and Fiesta.
Dining and entertaining innovations will be the focus at the market’s Demonstration Kitchen. Headlining the series is actress, author and Shop the Show influencer Tiffani Thiessen sharing “Easy Breezy Brunching & Entertaining Tips” from her new book “Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours.” Thiessen will appear on Thursday, January 16 at 11 a.m.
Food Network’s Nancy Fuller will makes her go-to Crab Delights Dip in “A Party for Pollock With Carefree Crab” on Friday, January 17 at 11 a.m., while James Beard Award-nominee, Top Chef finalist and Atlanta-based restaurateur Chef Kevin Gillespie prepares “Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World” on Wednesday, January 15 at 11 a.m.
Also in the kitchen is a series of Atlanta chefs teaching “A Taste of Australia in Atlanta” on Tuesday, January 14 at 11 a.m., “A Taste of Home: Handcrafted Doughnuts by Doughnut Dollies” on Wednesday, January 15 at 3 p.m., “Global Fusion in 2020: The World in an Egg Roll” on Thursday, January 16 at 3 p.m. and “A Culinary Tour of Basque Flavors” on Saturday, January 18 at 11 a.m.
The popular Cocktails and Conversations series returns with mixologist preparing cocktails like a hotel beverage director on Tuesday, January 14 at 3 p.m., prohibition-era drinks on Friday, January 17 at 3 p.m., and French-inspired cocktails on Saturday, January 18 at 3 p.m.